Coronavirus Update: What You Need to Know

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Last updated at 9am on June 17, 2020

Due to heightened public health alerts related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, provided below is information with the latest local updates and prevention tips. This page will be updated with any new developments.

CRH Services and Updates

If you have questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms or testing, please contact your primary care provider office. If you do not have a primary care provider, please call WellConnect at 812-376-5136 a Connection Specialist will assist you in finding a primary care provider that is right for you. 

COVID-19 Instructions/Resources for Our Community

Limiting Entrances: The Columbus Regional Hospital campus is restricting public entrances and actively screening those who visit the facility. The three hospital facility entrances that will be open to the public are:
•       Entrance 1 (Emergency Department) – open 24/7
•       17th Street (South Gallery entrance) – open 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
•       Entrance 3 (Main) – open 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Entrance 4 will function as a discharge-only location for Surgical Services patients and Entrance 5 will remain the badge-access entrance for workforce.

(Click image for interactive CRH hospital campus map)

Satellite image of CRH campus with floor plan overlay. 

Visitor Restrictions: Columbus Regional Health has also implemented visitor restrictions according to the following criteria:

  • Patient’s Labor & Delivery partner for delivering mothers
  • Sedation Escorts and designated in-home caregivers
  • Emergency Room patients will be limited to one visitor who passed screening guidelines at the entrance
  • Exceptions/accommodations will be made for end-of-life situations
  • All other potential visitors are encouraged to communicate with patients by phone or other digital means.
  • All flower deliveries have been suspended in an effort to limit the number of vendors in the facility.

Want to reach out to a patient but can't visit in person? Try our Email a Patient form.

Valet Services: We are temporarily suspending valet services, however, we are maintaining a limited number of valet associates to assist patients into the building. Patients that need assistance should continue to use the valet entrances and valet will provide assistance into the building. 
For patients who need assistance during scheduling or appointments, please pull up to valet entrance and let the valet know that you need assistance. The valet associate will meet you at your parked car to assist you into the building. 

Screening at Columbus Regional Health locations: Each Columbus Regional Health location has implemented screening and entry processes for the safety of all. All staff and patients are to wear a mask throughout all of our facilities. At Columbus Regional Hospital, staff is actively conducting wellness screening for individuals entering the facility at dedicated entrances including Entrance 1, Entrance 3 and the VIMCare entrance. Please see map above for more detail.  

All CRH practices and off-site locations have posted check-in procedures on signage in their respective parking lots or on their front entrances. Some ask that you call from your vehicle before entering the building, and some are normal check-in at the front desk, but all require that you wear masks at all times and practice physical distancing while in each location.

Many services resumed: Beginning the week of April 26, 2020, Columbus Regional Health resumed standard operations in many services and departments including surgical services, screening and diagnostic procedures, and other outpatient therapies and treatments.

Our careful and calculated phased approach to reopening services is being conducted under heightened conditions designed to continue to preserve and protect the safe, effective, and efficient care of our patients, safety of our workforce and facilities, and experience for our patients and community.

Learn more in our news release Columbus Regional Health Increasing Care Capacity.